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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Oct 19, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Constantine / Pigpen

T.C. felt that his role in the band was more as a color man than as a lead improvisor. He felt left back--and when they started the Workingman's stuff, he felt left out. His training was similar to Phil's, and he felt he was not really suited to play Dark Star night after night. Not enough creative adventure. Then he got an opportunity to write and record music for a theater piece named "Tarot" which he left to work on (though never released,Jerry is on a few tracks). He left on good terms.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 19, 2007 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Constantine / Pigpen

I was hoping to hear from you on this. Did T.C. play every night with the band, or was it more sporadic due to Pigpens presence? While you see tons of old pictures of everyone else in the band playing live, I don't see T.C. much.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Oct 19, 2007 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Constantine / Pigpen

Ibelieve he played every night until Jam 1970. But--he wasn't a "Front" man--and I guess he didn't get much camera time either.